The following are phone numbers you may call if you are experiencing an emergency or crisis.

  • For a life threatening emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. 
  • Contact Multnomah County Crisis Line 1.800.716.9769 if you are experiencing a mental health crisis
  • If you suspect child abuse or neglect in Multnomah County, please call the toll-free  800.509.5439.


Teens may contact the youth line for mental health crisis. See link here.

Books (Parenting)

The following are books that I often recommend while working with parents. These can be helpful in gaining and processing information in-between sessions.


Books (Adults)

These are just a few books for adults pertaining to topics of personal growth, existential issues and relationships.

Books (Children)

Literature can be very helpful in delivering information about sensitive topics to children. I refer often to these books in my work, and recommend them depending on a child’s individual needs and issues.

  • The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
    • A great book about attachment and helpful for kids who are starting Kindergarten or feeling anxious about being separated from their parents.
  • The Invisible String by Patrice Karst
    • Another great book with themes of attachment and connection with kids and parents. Appropriate for ages 3 and up. 
  • Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss by Pat Schwiebert 
    • A book for kids (and adults) about grief and loss.
  • Dinosaur’s Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families by Marc Brown
    • A great book for ages 6-10 years of age about Divorce and Separation.
  • My Blue is Happy by Jessica Young
    • A general book about feelings and colors and understanding differences in people’s experiences.
  • The Family Book by Todd Parr
    • A book for young kids (ages 2-5) about families and how they come in different shapes and sizes.
  • The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
    • A great book for determined kids who have a “perfectionist” streak in them. This book is about making mistakes but persisting. Great for ages 7-12.
  • Sex is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg
    • This book is for kids who are ready for conversations about sex, bodies etc. It has lots of words and may be boring for kids under age 5.
  • From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea by Kai Cheng Thom
    • A beautiful story about a kid who can change shape. Sometimes they are a boy, or a girl or a bird or a fish or a tree or a star. This is all wonderful until they go to school and the other children feel confused. A great story for all children, about differences and gender fluidity.
  • I am Enough by Grace Byers
    • A story for kids about being “enough” even if you make mistakes. (Good lesson for adults too!).